When I chose to feature Foster Snell's image today, I didn't realize it would coincide with #NationalDogDay on Aug. 26, a day designated to celebrate canines and pet adoption.
But the editing stars aligned, I was thrown a bone, and so I decided to run with it.
Snell said that since moving to Huntington Beach a year ago, he's made a habit of wandering out to the beach with his camera. On a day last March, he said, he came across a crowded dog park and he stopped to take this photo.
"These three dogs were having a blast together, and I knew there was a picture there," the freelance photographer said. "But I didn't realize until after I hit the shutter just how perfectly all three distinctly different personalities had come together in this one moment."
Snell took the image with his Nikon D3 and 17-35-millimeter lens.